It is a well-known fact that life in the southern hemisphere is very different from life above the equator: the seasons are reversed, toilets flush in the opposite direction, and people have to be extra vigilant not to trip over ceiling fans. Step through the looking glass with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of Peruvian fare at Inca Trail Peruvian Restaurant.
Inca Trail Peruvian Restaurant's seasoned flavor sherpas craft a flavorful menu of Peruvian cuisine from old family recipes culling culinary traditions from Spain, Africa, and Asia. An Inca sampler platter of fried plantains, yucca, and papa rellena ($9.99) prepares mastication muscles to take on heartier fare, such as the beer soaked beef chunks in the seco de carne ($11.99) or the tangy ceviche de pescado, a fresh sea bass marinated in lime juice, speckled with cilantro and red onions, and accompanied with sweet potato and Peruvian corn ($9.99).
The popular pollo a la brasa is a Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken that marinates for two days before a chef coaxes it to an edible temperature above a charcoal fire, not unlike s'more roasters hired to make marshmallows talk during campfire inquisitions in the 1600s (whole chicken $16.99, half $9.99, quarter $5.99). Round out your meal with a traditional sippable, such as the Maracuya (passion-fruit juice) ($2.50) or Inca Kola ($1.99). Desserts include homemade flan ($3.75) and ice creams flavored with Peruvian fruits cherimoya and lucama ($3.75).
Inca Trail Peruvian Restaurant
Calling upon flavorful recipes passed down from their mothers and grandmothers, the chefs at Inca Trail Peruvian Restaurant reflect the tradition and multiplicity of Peruvian fare, which is known for incorporating styles from Spain, Africa, China, and Japan. The menu boasts vibrant dishes prepared with grilled seafood, steak, veggies, or chicken accompanied by green rice, beans, and a list of excuses for loosening your belt post-meal. The Oklahoman recommends the pollo a la brasa, raving, "After one bite of the rotisserie chicken, we all immediately regretted not ordering four chickens and calling it a day. Put simply: Wow." Contrasting the eatery's savory, saucy, and spicy dishes is a collection of house-made desserts, and the Oklahoma Gazette says, "Don't miss the fruit flan."
10948-A N May Ave.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120